2023 Election: Buhari Issues Stern Warning To Diplomats

2023 Election: Buhari Issues Stern Warning To Diplomats

  • The president has cautioned all the recently appointed ambassadors for Nigeria to remain focused on delivering on their duties professionally
  • President Buhari said the ambassadors came into the country at a time when Nigeria's politics has become interesting
  • According to the president, Nigeria is also interested in more foreign direct investment and development in health, education and more

President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned all foreign diplomats to remain guided by diplomatic principles ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

The Sun reports that the president issued the warning on Monday, October 25, while receiving letters of credence from the ambassadors of Japan, the European Union, Burundi, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Cape Verde, France, Qatar and High Commissioners of Sierra Leone and Ghana at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The president urged the diplomats to ensure they carry out their duties professionally. Photo: Femi Adesina
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The president said it is important that diplomats function within the purview of their profession to ensure that Nigeria's election is not sabotaged.

A statement released by President Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said the diplomats were assuming duty in Nigeria at a point when Nigeria's politics has become interesting.

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The statement said:

“Nigeria’s national elections are due in early 2023. The momentum for enhanced political activities is therefore expected to commence soon. The nature of our politicking often gives the impression of very rancourous engagements."

President Buhari also assured the newly accredited ambassadors that he looked forward to a more robust relationship with each of their countries.

He told them that Nigeria was open to more foreign direct investments in education, health, transportation and agricultural sectors.

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He also noted that the nation would welcome improved bilateral relations, especially in wider trading and cultural contacts.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some leaders in the southeast have condemned the remarks by the chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi on the Igbo presidency in 2023.

The leaders under the platform of the Council of Igbo Elders were led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.

Iwuanyanwu said that the people of the region are not desperate for the 2023 presidency to warrant such a comment from Dokpesi.

Also, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that he is the best candidate to succeed President Buhari in 2023.

The governor while urging for support said he is the best person with the capacity to unite Nigerians as one.

Source: Legit.ng

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